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Muchira studys links in mother-child cardiovascular health, coronavirus anxiety

February 6, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, School of Nursing postdoctoral fellow James Muchira designed a study to examine the relationship between maternal cardiovascular health and early childhood obesity and arterial stiffness in 1- to 5-year-old children. He altered his recruitment and data collection protocols to prioritize the safety of the participants and research personnel when he returned to the lab through Vanderbilt’s Research Ramp-up process.

Rosemark Women Care Specialists (ID) adds Maddie Harris, VUSN MN-FNP Alumna, to delivery team

February 4, 2021

VUSN MN-FNP Alumna, Maddie Harris, CNM, FNP was recently introduced as an addition to the Rosemark Women Care Specialists (ID) certified nurse-midwife team. Harris graduated from VUSN’s dual nurse-midwifery and family nurse practitioner program. She works with women not only through pregnancy and childbirth but also with gynecological heath care.

VUSN MSN Alumna, Alisa Haushalter, named Communicator of the Year for 2020 in Shelby County (TN)

January 28, 2021

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has selected VUSN MSN Alumna, Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN., Director of the Shelby County Health Department, as its Communicator of the Year for 2020. She has led media briefings exhibiting communications skills that are honest, direct, understandable, and always focused on protecting the community and…

“The tightest team that’s never met” keeps VU running during pandemic

January 26, 2021

They’ve been working together, side by side—or, rather, screen by screen—seven days a week for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of active students, faculty, researchers and staff open and running in the midst of a pandemic.
Andrea George, MS’94, PhD’07, director of environmental health and safety for the university, and Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, senior associate dean for clinical and community partnerships at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, are co-commanders of the university’s Public Health Central Command Center. They were instrumental in developing and leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.

School of Nursing adds anti-racism language to its official diversity and inclusion position statement

January 17, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has revised its diversity and inclusion statement to include language that specifies the school’s rejection of racism and commitment to racial equity and equality. The revised statement now incorporates the following paragraph: We reject racism of any kind, be it systemic, institutional, or individual. We acknowledge the painful histories related…

VUSN Nurse-Midwifery program seeks third-party comments for ACME accreditation

January 15, 2021

The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 29, 2021. Please email any written third party comments to ASmith@acnm.org or mail to ACME at 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, by…